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As I dig for the wild orchids
in the autumn fields,
it is the deeply bedded root
that I desire,
not the flower.


-Izumi Shikibu

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oh, ship. that's how my sister says it.

what if i need to be heard again

introspection: watch me narrate myself off the plank.

images float, saturated in desperate heartbursting meaning.

i breathe in 26 letters,

or drown, and, exhaling, see the light of day.

posterity will enshrine us. our past will enshrine us in light.
last day as a teenager,
nostalgizing.

god, i was so angry and it was delicious.

i'm here, still.

For god’s sake, don’t say what you’re thinking.

49ers panning for gold a few decades too late
A few centuries, a few failures, a few serpents
In the garden: cart up your nuggets of wisdom
And the surveyor scoffs at a barrow of mud. 

And maybe it’s good exercise but the mystics
Call it what it is: smut and unrighteousness
On my mind all day long.
Virtue is named in the negative.
Neti, neti. Not this.
Not me, not us, not this life in the dust.

Definition through evasion:
Run the numbers and call it hope.
After all, more dirt in my bucket
Means more gold to strike tomorrow. 

Speculate. Dance around it,
Cover the ark of the covenant,
Cart it around bound in leather,
But never, in thought, word, or deed,
Twenty-six letters or two dirt-encrusted hands,
Touch the ikon, the golden fruit,
The fossilized forbidden tree.
Truth is not tangible.

Uzzah died, struck by the divine spark.
Truth is (im)probable: A slamming door,
A flame that bites grimy fingers.
Swear a little. Suck the wound. 

Screw it: The lid slams, the light fades,
And we scuttle on, praying
For faith like gold, hope like lightning,
Miserable beneath the weight
Of truth unspeakable, light unseen.

 

Mind mine
Let's go biblical
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oh, ship. that's how my sister says it.

what if i need to be heard again

introspection: watch me narrate myself off the plank.

images float, saturated in desperate heartbursting meaning.

i breathe in 26 letters,

or drown, and, exhaling, see the light of day.

posterity will enshrine us. our past will enshrine us in light.

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toxic--sunrise Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
thank you, lovely. :heart:
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InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Writer
:heart:
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   Writer
thanks for the little yellow star
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InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Writer
:heart: of course
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Aderes-Devorah Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013   Photographer
Thank you.  It's nice to meet a nice person.  Heart
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InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Writer
i try. :heart:
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
How are you feeling, love? [link]
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InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Writer
i'm feeling better, dear. thanks for asking. and thanks for the kitten hugs, of course. :hug:
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nawkaman Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
thank you kindly for the recent faves!
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InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Writer
you're welcome.
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